Baked Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe🍰

This was my first time to ever make a baked cheesecake and my family were delighted when I served them this slice of heaven after dinner today.

ingredients

  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 Lemon Zest
  • 300 ml SuperValu Sour Cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150 g SuperValu Rich Tea Biscuits
  • 85g Butter
  • 280 g Cream Cheese X 3
  • 1 portion Raspberry Coulis
  • 1 portion Fresh Berries

method

  • Remove the cream cheese and sour cream from the fridge a couple of hours before you begin. Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3. Line the base of a 23cm spring-form tin with non-stick baking paper.
  • To make the base, blend the biscuits in a food processor or crush them finely in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin. Mix with the melted butter, then press firmly into the base of the lined tin and refrigerate for 10 minutes. 
  • Using an electric whisk, blend the cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well each time, then the sour cream, finely grated lemon zest and vanilla until everything is just mixed, being careful not to overbeat.
  • Pour the mixture over the biscuit base, then place the tin on a baking tray and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. The filling should be set but with a little wobble in the centre. Turn the oven off and use a wooden spoon to keep the oven door ajar to allow the temperature to drop slowly. Leave the cake in the oven for several hours, until completely cold, to avoid cracks appearing on the surface. 
  • Run the blade of a knife around the edge of the tin to loosen the cheesecake before releasing the catch. This will also help avoid cracks. 
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight to firm up the texture. Serve with fresh berries and raspberry coulis. I also dusted the cheesecake with icing sugar.


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Strawberry & Cream Sponge Recipe🍓

ingredients

  • 75g Self Raising Flour
  • 3 eggs (separated and at room temperature)
  • 75g Golden Caster Sugar
  • Few drops of vanilla essence (optional)
  • Filling:
  • Fresh Strawberries, Sliced
  • 150ml Whipped Cream

method

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Grease and base line two 18cm/7½” sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.
  • Place the three egg whites and salt in a large, clean, dry mixing bowl. Stiffly beat until mixture is dry looking in appearance.
  • Next add the sugar and beat for a few seconds, then add the egg yolks and beat until mixture thickens and the trail of the beaters is visible.
  • Finally, sieve in the flour and fold it into the thick mixture using a metal spoon. To fold, just cut through the mixture, over and over with the metal spoon until all the flour is blended. Never beat, as it will beat out all the air.
  • Fold in the vanilla essence if used, then transfer to the prepared tins and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • As soon as sponge is baked, transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  • When cold, spread one sponge with whipped cream and layer sliced strawberries on top. Then put second sponge on top to sandwich together. Dust with sieved icing sugar, if desired.

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Let’s make a smoothie🍓🛒

Have you ever been grocery shopping and wondered what do I need to make my next smoothie? Well I have, so I composed a list of possible ingredients you may want to buy on your next shopping trip below✨🛒

  • Frozen strawberries/raspberries/cherries/mango chunks/mixed berries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Melon
  • Watermelon
  • Mango
  • Passionfruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges/Satsumas/Clementines/Tangerines
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Apples
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Prunes
  • Kiwi
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Sesame seeds
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut/almond butter
  • Oats
  • Coconut flakes
  • Protein powder
  • Ginger
  • Tumeric
  • Orange/Apple/Pineapple/Cranberry juice
  • Natural/Greek style/Coconut milk/Almond/Soya yoghurt
  • Skimmed/Low-fat/Full-fat/Coconut milk
  • Vanilla ice-cream
  • Mint sprigs/leaves

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Strawberry-Coconut Smoothie Recipe🍓🥥

This recipe is by Martha Stewart and is quick and easy to make. I enjoyed this smoothie this morning for breakfast with a bowl of porridge. Smoothies are a healthy drink that can be made with all kinds of fruit. I look forward to trying more smoothie recipes in the future.

  • 1 cup slightly thawed frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons light coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water

method

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
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